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15 minutes ago, Kent said:

when will the team be announced??

It was announced yesterday - Hunt out (injured) and Hibberd in. 

Injury sub to be announced prior to the game tomorrow and will be one of the four emergencies, so either VDB, Joel Smith, Weideman or Bedford.

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15 hours ago, bingers said:

Why would Weid stay at the club?

Belief in himself to break in with a solid preseason without injury and continuity of games. A want to play in a team that will play finals and contend for silverware for the next 5 years of his career. Connections with players and staff after spending 6 years at the club.

I am sure we want him at the right price and would be keen to see him get a clear preseason and run of continuity and the confidence that comes with it. I suggest its on him as to how he sees his career and his contract expectations. 

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17 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

It was announced yesterday - Hunt out (injured) and Hibberd in. 

Injury sub to be announced prior to the game tomorrow and will be one of the four emergencies, so either VDB, Joel Smith, Weideman or Bedford.

Thank you Sir😎

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50 minutes ago, Lil_red_fire_engine said:

Belief in himself to break in with a solid preseason without injury and continuity of games. A want to play in a team that will play finals and contend for silverware for the next 5 years of his career. Connections with players and staff after spending 6 years at the club.

I am sure we want him at the right price and would be keen to see him get a clear preseason and run of continuity and the confidence that comes with it. I suggest its on him as to how he sees his career and his contract expectations. 

At the start of the year, the preferred lineup was Brown and Weids.  Both went down injured and TMac had a Bradbury-esque run at the forward position.  Without those injuries, I wonder how this season would have unfolded?  TMac got in and demanded his spot every week.  The other two not so much.  Brown now working into some form, and Weids has to be patient.  He has had his chance, and couldn’t deliver.  Will he stay?  Who knows - M Brown and Daw no real rivals, but useful back up. IF he goes would need to look at a young replacement. 

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

20 games for 225 possesions avg 11.25 and 11 goals...avg .6 goals a game. As a Forward! Are you happy with that? 

Daniel Rioli 11.7 possessions a game, 0.8 goals a game - triple Premiership small forward.

Jason Castagna 12 possessions a game, 1.0 goals a game - triple Premiership small forward

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3 hours ago, Lil_red_fire_engine said:

Belief in himself to break in with a solid preseason without injury and continuity of games. A want to play in a team that will play finals and contend for silverware for the next 5 years of his career. Connections with players and staff after spending 6 years at the club.

I am sure we want him at the right price and would be keen to see him get a clear preseason and run of continuity and the confidence that comes with it. I suggest its on him as to how he sees his career and his contract expectations. 

It's not as if he hadn't had a good run at it.

I can see why he might stay ,but do we need a VFL level depth player?

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2 hours ago, Pollyanna said:

Daniel Rioli 11.7 possessions a game, 0.8 goals a game - triple Premiership small forward.

Jason Castagna 12 possessions a game, 1.0 goals a game - triple Premiership small forward

Are these career stats or just this years??

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4 minutes ago, Pollyanna said:

rioli has been playing the set-up across half-back in the second half of this year; has had far higher possession numbers as a result

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2 minutes ago, whatwhat say what said:

rioli has been playing the set-up across half-back in the second half of this year; has had far higher possession numbers as a result

Yes since he moved back there he's been averaging around 20 possessions but it's only about 7 games so doesn't really pollute his career averages much.

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5 hours ago, picket fence said:

20 games for 225 possesions avg 11.25 and 11 goals...avg .6 goals a game. As a Forward! Are you happy with that? 

I’m happy with his disposal and decision making he brings others into the game and reduces turnovers inside our forward 50 and the ability for teams to hurt us on the rebound.

You have been potting him virtually since he came into the side and whilst you ate some humble pie earlier in the season I knew it wouldn’t be long until you were calling for his head

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Who comes out for tmac against cats?

Melk was good in our fwd line on monday.

Also im hoping this game sees a big return to form for Langdon....spargo and fritta.

That would be wonderful if they hit their strides coming into finals.

Langers has been well off his previous stellar form since the whack on his noggin. Spargo hasnt been getting the ball enough and Fritta's scoring has really dried up.

If those three can pick up like Dogga and Nibbler have,  it will make a big difference.

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Not pottimg him all just dont think he does enough.

You can have your opinion picket but the point Pennant is making is every week, tediously, you repeat the same thing as if we've never heard it before. Once is enough. It's dull,  tiresome and monotonous.

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7 hours ago, buck_nekkid said:

At the start of the year, the preferred lineup was Brown and Weids.  Both went down injured and TMac had a Bradbury-esque run at the forward position.  Without those injuries, I wonder how this season would have unfolded?  TMac got in and demanded his spot every week.  The other two not so much.  Brown now working into some form, and Weids has to be patient.  He has had his chance, and couldn’t deliver.  Will he stay?  Who knows - M Brown and Daw no real rivals, but useful back up. IF he goes would need to look at a young replacement. 

Let us characterise Tmacs ascension this year as akin to Christ’s recovery of Lazurus. He is more like Lazurus than Steve!

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8 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so no Weideman on a dry MCG

interesting

also from the MFC website...

The Demons are currently completing a 60-hour quarantine period, to allow Adelaide to fly-in and fly-out of Melbourne for the game.

I saw the quarentine thing, and thought, why are we doing the quarentine, when its Adelaide who are visiting??

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7 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

so no Weideman on a dry MCG

interesting

also from the MFC website...

The Demons are currently completing a 60-hour quarantine period, to allow Adelaide to fly-in and fly-out of Melbourne for the game.

We've really been through the wringer off-field the past couple of weeks. Sightseeing the eastern seaboard by air all day before gold coast, 7 day quarantine before west coast, the shameful online vilification of Kossie, now this. Ugh.

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8 hours ago, Lil_red_fire_engine said:

It says to me our preferred line up is  a 3 tall line up with TMac, Brown and LJ our second preferred in a 2 tall line up with a Melksham or an extra runner. 

Spot on. Goody doesn't care about the structure of the forward line. It's the personnel, and what they bring. Weid brings nothing right now.

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32 minutes ago, Demon_spurs said:

I saw the quarentine thing, and thought, why are we doing the quarentine, when its Adelaide who are visiting??

Something to do with SA making the provisions that Adelaide could fly in and fly out to do that match if Melbourne isolated for 60hrs prior to the match. Complete BS in my opinion, could understand PERHAPS a 24-48hr isolation but really there's not much about what SA are doing at the moment that makes much sense. That those olympic athletes are being forced to quarantine (albeit at home) for a further 14 days after returning from a 14 day quarantine hotel in Sydney is just ridiculous. Thanks for representing Australia! 🙄

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34 minutes ago, Demon_spurs said:

I saw the quarentine thing, and thought, why are we doing the quarentine, when its Adelaide who are visiting??

Because SA Health (remember you can catch covid from warm cardboard pizza boxes and flying balls) said that they were the rules !!

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2 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

Because SA Health (remember you can catch covid from warm cardboard pizza boxes and flying balls) said that they were the rules !!

SA health with about the same logic as NSW we don’t need to do a state wide lockdown… aged as well as warm milk. 

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